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Cincinnati Chili

A comfort food made easy with my chili season blend!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • Spaghetti, cook according to directions


  • EVOO, for cooking the ground beef
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 12 oz crushed tomato sauce
  • 1 small can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 3 TBSP Chili Seasoning Blend, see the link in the notes for the spices included
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ ground cloves
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper, for seasoning


  • In a large pot begin by warming some EVOO on medium heat.
  • Once the oil is warm, add the onions and cook until translucent.
  • Once the onion becomes translucent, add the ground beef and cook on low heat. Salt & pepper, as desired.
  • Once the ground beef is cooked, add the garlic and cook for a few minutes.
  • Drain the beef mixture to remove the extra grease and oil and return the mixture to the pot.
  • Now add the tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes and kidney beans and cook on medium heat for a few minutes
  • Once the tomatoes begin to bubble, add your chili spice blend, cinnamon, allspice, clove, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire.
  • Cover your pot and simmer the chili on low heat for 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Midway through the cooking, remove the lid from your pot and taste the Chili and season as needed with salt & pepper. A splash of fish sauce or oyster sauce will help enhance the flavors within the pot!
  • Serve warm atop the cooked spaghetti and top your Cincinnati Chili as you wish, cheers🍻🍺!


Keyword Cincinnati Chili, Cincinnati-style Chili